Celebrating the 17th Annual Day of Caring Sept. 20, United Way volunteers will help nonprofit agencies stock kitchen pantries, paint, clean, landscape and read to children.

“The Day of Caring is about the community working together to create opportunities for a better life,” said Abbie MacCallum, human resources manager at Bemis Associates, Inc. in Shirley and chair of United Way’s Day of Caring. “Thanks to the support of all our sponsors and volunteers, it is amazing the number of important projects we can tackle in one day.”

It is expected that over 500 volunteers from area companies and organizations, including students from area schools, will donate the day to assist local health and human service agencies with a host of maintenance projects that normally cannot get done due to financial and personnel constraints.

Online registration for volunteers opens Aug. 13 at United Way’s website uwncm.org. For additional information, contact United Way of North Central Massachusetts at 978-345-1577.

The deadline to sign up as a volunteer is Sept. 13.